Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:38 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:38:29 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities have identified a body found in a Shelbyville creek Monday afternoon.The body is identified as 15-year-old Jackleen Lane, of Bagdad, Ky.According to Shelby CountyMore >>
According to Shelby County Coroner Jeff Ivers, autopsy results show a cause of death "consistent with drowning" and point to the death being an accident.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:51 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:51:51 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a former Highlands Middle School teacher accused of sexually abusing a student at the school is now facing brand new charges stemming from newly uncovered illegal relationshipMore >>
Police say a teacher is facing new charges.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:47 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:47:27 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested after police say he stabbed a man at Churchill Downs multiple times for declining beer.According to an arrest report, the incident took placeMore >>
According to an arrest report, the incident took place Monday night, near Barn 47.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:42:41 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say an Indiana teenager handling a rifle accidentally shot his younger brother in the head.The Jennings County Sheriff's Department says the 12-year-old was not responsiveMore >>
Police say an Indiana teenager handling a rifle accidentally shot his younger brother in the head.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:14 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:14:13 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've caught a pair of thieves they say broke into homes and cars throughout our area.Hunter Browning and Cordella Turrell were arrested yesterday.NeighborsMore >>
Louisville Metro Police say they've caught a pair of thieves they say broke into homes and cars throughout our area.More >>
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While the Fancy Farm picnic has been a Kentucky political tradition for over a century, I've always been a bit put off by its reputation as a forum for negative, mudslinging speeches that are intended more to inflame than to inform.
Maybe that's why I appreciated Governor Steve Beshear's Fancy Farm speech this year, in which he ditched the usual nasty cracks about his opponents and instead used his time to talk about his recent trip to visit U.S. troops in the Middle East and to recognize their sacrifices.
While everyone who was there supports our troops, many have criticized the Governor for refusing to mix it up with the type of verbal cockfighting that's more typical of the event. They were disappointed that he didn't deliver the usual rhetorical bloodletting everyone comes to see.
Now, I certainly don't criticize David Williams or Gatewood Galbraith for sticking more to the script and dishing up the traditional barbs and insults. That's expected behavior at Fancy Farm, and no one should be scandalized by it. But I also believe Governor Beshear's decision to tone down the rhetoric was a smart one, and that it enhanced his image as the kind of statesman with the temperament to lead.
But maybe that's just my natural bias against negative campaigning. How do you feel about the Governor's Fancy Farm performance?